HC Deb 26 May 1960 vol 624 cc70-1W
67. Mr. Grimond

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will make a statement on the talks at Lisbon between the European Free Trade Association and the Common Market countries.

Mr. Erroll

The talks at Lisbon were between Ministers of the European Free Trade Association. The outcome of the talks was contained in a communiqué issued on 20th May. The Seven countries welcomed the readiness of the Six to negotiate, and referred to the possibility of a settlement which would provide for a partnership of the two in a common system of European trade consistent with G.A.T.T.